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Updated: March 15th, 2014 3:46pm
Charlie Johnson agrees to a two-year deal to return to the Vikings

Charlie Johnson agrees to a two-year deal to return to the Vikings

by Andrew Krammer
1500ESPN.com
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The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed offensive lineman Charlie Johnson to a two-year, $5 million deal per 1500ESPN.com contributor Darren Wolfson.

Johnson, 30 in May, started 15 games for the Vikings at left guard last season and the initial figures, depending how much is guaranteed, means he's likely the front-runner to start again. The Vikings also re-signed 31-year-old utility lineman Joe Berger this month. 

Johnson was apart of the Vikings' struggling left side of the offensive line last season, tying left tackle Matt Kalil with four sacks allowed, per ProFootballFocus.com. Johnson, listed 6'4" and 305lbs, switched from tackle to guard before the 2012 season and helped pave the way for running back Adrian Peterson's 2,097-rushing yard performance, which fell nine yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson's all-time record of most rushing yards in a single season. 

The Vikings have second-year guard Jeff Baca under contract in 2014, but general manager Rick Spielman said Friday that they will make the offensive line a priority in May's NFL Draft. 

The Vikings recently restructured linebacker Chad Greenway, safety Jamarca Sanford and fullback Jerome Felton

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for 1500ESPN.com. He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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